Issue #5: David Liss

Caution: David Liss may be habit-forming! I have enjoyed this entertaining author many a time through multiple reads.  His books seem to pull me in and make me want to keep turning the page even though I know I need to get on to something else.  Below are a couple of his novels that I …

Read: Five Came Back

Mark Harris’ tale of five famous Hollywood directors who in the height of their careers made the decision to support the war effort, take military pay, live within the military hierarchy and risk their own lives for the Republic and Victory. A riveting read that kept me entranced during evenings at Eleven Northshore that takes us …

The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown’s retelling of the University of Washington’s nine-member crew team and its quest for gold in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin reads like a nail-biting Hollywood film. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers from the American West, these boys took on and defeated successive echelons of privilege and power. They …

My Daily Newspapers

Each morning, as I wait for the coffee to brew, I make my way to the front door and crouch down to pick up my daily newspapers—The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. In snapping open the first section and hearing the crinkle of fresh print beneath my fingertips, I …